More about Nanette
"Having learnt about the commercial industry ways of working, with a strong focus on customer needs, I wanted to broaden my horizon and learn more about technical knitting. Looking on the internet I found there were only a few options of places to study a Masters in Knitwear Design, and when I visited NTU I was pleased with the technical equipment and facilities they offered.
"I am very pleased with the variety of knitting machines and facilities that NTU has. I didn't know how to operate the machines when I started, but within six months I learnt with the help of the great technical staff. In addition to this, I believe the MA structure is very well organised - you are able to set up your own project, commercial or creative, and you write your own rules. Your assigned mentor will help you to discover your aims and build your own boundaries. This is what I enjoy the most.
"We get lots of different support, from academic staff to commercial experts and visiting guest speakers. They are well prepared and give positive feedback. The technical staff are the backbone for a lot of the students. They are great to work with, open minded and experts in their fields.
"Working in the studio is a good experience of sharing your work with other students from other fields. It creates a high energy art bubble which is lots of fun. Nottingham is a big student city with lots of things happening - you are never bored.
"Coming from commercial work experience this course has opened my mind and I've started designing more creatively than ever before. My aim was to gain a fashion knitwear job when I graduate, but because of some of the programmes offered through the course I have decided to set up my own knitwear platform."